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Risk Assessment of Upper Limb Musculoskeletal Disorders in a Poultry Slaughterhouse

  • Diogo Cunha dos ReisEmail author
  • Adriana Seára Tirloni
  • Antônio Renato Pereira Moro
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 969)

Abstract

This paper aimed to assess the risks related to upper limbs repetitive movements in work tasks in a poultry slaughterhouse. The study was carried out in a poultry abattoir in which 180,000 chickens were slaughtered daily, with 2,000 workers distributed in three shifts. To evaluate the risks related to upper limbs repetitive movements, 10% of the workers were evaluated using the OCRA checklist. The workers performed 79.8 ± 21.7 technical actions per minute (10 points on the OCRA checklist). The overall mean OCRA checklist score was 18.9 ± 4.2 (medium risk). The right upper limb score (18.5 ± 4.5 - medium risk) was not significantly different (p = 0.128) from the left upper limb (17.8 ± 4.5 - medium risk). Among the 35 tasks analyzed, two were classified as high risk (6%) and 33 presented medium risk (94%).

Keywords

Repetitive movements Risk assessment Musculoskeletal disorders Ergonomics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diogo Cunha dos Reis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Adriana Seára Tirloni
    • 1
  • Antônio Renato Pereira Moro
    • 1
  1. 1.Núcleo de Estudos em Ergonomia AplicadaFederal University of Santa CatarinaFlorianópolisBrazil

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